Alan Cumming Does Not Plan His Fashion Week Outfits With Precision

Cumming, with Sia Furler, at the Siriano show.

Alan Cumming schedules his Fashion Week parties and shows in the same manner as he dresses for them: at the last minute. We caught up with him backstage before the Christian Siriano show this afternoon and complimented his look: a neutral-gray Nicole Farhi suit over a T. Raines–designed T-shirt painted with a Pop Art hot dog. On his feet he wore orange sneakers, and on his face, O-shaped sunglasses for style and not sight. "How long did it take to pull your outfit together?" we asked. “This morning I was in my house in the country running through the forest and turning off water taps,” he admitted. “I had wellies on and I hadn’t shaved or showered. I went into my closet for five seconds to plan what I was going to wear. This is like dressing in the dark.”